LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Audiobooks by Warren Bird

Browse audiobooks by Warren Bird, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 2 FREE audiobooks on us

LoveReading Top 10

  1. Miss Austen: One of the best novels of 2020 according to the Times, Mail, Observer, Stylist and more Audiobook Miss Austen: One of the best novels of 2020 according to the Times, Mail, Observer, Stylist and more
    1
  2. Cleanness Audiobook Cleanness
    2
  3. Don't Hold My Head Down Audiobook Don't Hold My Head Down
    3
  4. You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters Audiobook You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters
    4
  5. The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters Audiobook The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters
    5
  6. The Other People Audiobook The Other People
    6
  7. Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How to Understand Those Who Cannot Be U Audiobook Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How to Understand Those Who Cannot Be U
    7
  8. Mr Nobody Audiobook Mr Nobody
    8
  9. Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel Audiobook Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel
    9
  10. The Bear and The Nightingale: (Winternight Trilogy) Audiobook The Bear and The Nightingale: (Winternight Trilogy)
    10
Filter
Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work Audiobook

Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work

Author: Jim Tomberlin, Warren Bird Narrator: Maurice England Release Date: October 2019

Thousands of Protestant churches are perplexed by plateaued or declining attendance, while other congregations nearby thrive. Is there a way for them to combine forces, drawing on both their strengths, in ways that also increase their missional impact? Church merger consultant Jim Tomberlin, with cowriter Warren Bird, makes the case that mergers today work best not with two struggling churches but with a vital, momentum-filled lead church partnering with a joining church. In this new book, they provide a complete, practical, hands-on guide for church leaders of both struggling and vibrant churches so that they can understand the issues, develop strategies, and execute a variety of forms of merger for church expansion and renewal to reinvigorate declining churches and give them a 'second life.'

Show more
Liquid Church: 6 Powerful Currents to Saturate Your City for Christ Audiobook

Liquid Church: 6 Powerful Currents to Saturate Your City for Christ

Author: Tim Lucas, Warren Bird Narrator: Tim Lucas, Warren Bird Release Date: September 2019

In today's fluid culture, many churches are adrift--longing to reach spiritually thirsty people, but failing to make an impact. Have you noticed? Congregations are stuck or declining. Millennials and Gen Z are walking away. Volunteers and their generosity are drying up. Is your city, town, or neighborhood spiritually dry? Do you long to see more of the living water of Jesus flowing freely through your community, generating a fresh wave of ministry momentum? Buckle up: you're in for a whitewater ride! Liquid Church tells the fascinating story of a New Jersey church that began 'on accident' and grew into one of America's 100 Fastest-Growing Churches, with over 5,000 in weekly attendance and more than 2,400 baptisms to date. Their secret? They harnessed the power of six powerful ministry currents sweeping across North America including: special needs, creative communication, ministry mergers, compassionate cause, radical generosity, and leadership development. With powerful stories and scriptural insights, backed by national research, Tim Lucas and Warren Bird describe dozens of fresh ideas, new ministry wineskins, and hard-won leadership learnings that resonate with rising generations in today's 'show-then-tell' culture. Each chapter includes practical tools, real-life examples, and links to 'Other Churches Making Waves' with cutting-edge ministry ideas designed to help saturate your city for Christ. Ready to dive deeper? Whether you serve a brand-new church plant, fast-growing congregation, or an aging ministry ready for reinvention, Liquid Church is an inspiring and practical guide for leaders ready to reach their spiritually thirsty neighbors--those who have given up on church, but haven't given up on God. Apply these ideas with the "Dive Deeper" sections available in the audiobook companion PDF download. X

Show more
Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders Audiobook

Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders

Author: Dave Ferguson, Warren Bird Narrator: Gabe Wicks, John Behrens, Mark Smeby Release Date: August 2018

In Hero Maker you will learn how to bring real change to your church and community by developing the practical skills to help others reach their leadership potential. Discover how to activate gifts, help others take ownership, and develop a simple scorecard for measuring your kingdom-building progress.

Show more
The Emotionally Healthy Church, Updated and Expanded Edition: A Strategy for Discipleship That Actua Audiobook

The Emotionally Healthy Church, Updated and Expanded Edition: A Strategy for Discipleship That Actua

Author: Peter Scazzero, Warren Bird Narrator: Steven Grimsley, Steven Roy Grimsley Release Date: July 2015

This revised and expanded edition of Peter Scazzero’s award-winning book not only takes the original six principles for cultivating spiritual and emotional health in your church further and deeper, but he also adds a seventh principle to show you as a church leader how to slow down to lead with integrity.

Show more
A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip Audiobook

A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip

Author: Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, Warren Bird Narrator: Rob Lamont, Zondervan Publishing Release Date: December 2009

What is the rapidly expanding multi-site church movement all about? Experience the revolution for yourself and see why it has become the 'new normal' for growing churches. A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip takes pastors, church leaders, and anyone who is interested on a tour of multi-site churches across America to see how those churches are handling the opportunities and challenges raised by this dynamic organizational model. Travel with tour guides Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, and Warren Bird, authors of The Multi-Site Church Revolution, and enjoy engaging and humorous on-site narratives that show you the creative ways churches of all kinds are expanding their impact through multiple locations. Hear the inside stories and learn about the latest developments. Find out firsthand how the churches in this book are broadening their options for evangelism, service, and outreach---while making better use of their ministry funds. Since each church on this tour is unique, you won't find a cookie-cutter approach to ministry. Instead, you'll gain some practical tools you can use to explore a multi-site direction at your own church.

Show more
Unleashing the Word Audiobook

Unleashing the Word

Modern society is awash in words. An auditory tidal wave cascades from our televisions, radios, media players, and the Internet. Today's distracted worshippers often feel spiritually shortchanged when the Scriptures are spoken without passion and power. This lively and encouraging resource is the collaboration of a gifted Bible narrator and a mentor to church leaders. In it they show how churches can train their own teams of Scripture readers. These laypeople can---with enthusiasm, conviction, and passion---'unleash the Word of God,' and prepare hearts to receive the message. An illustrative, lively, multi-session DVD that brings the book's lessons to life is included. Spoken well, the Word of God opens and penetrates the listener's heart. Simple, straightforward, and culturally relevant, this book-and-DVD combination provides the necessary tools to teach you how to read the Bible aloud, in a way that communicates its life-changing power!

Show more
The Multi-Site Church Revolution Audiobook

The Multi-Site Church Revolution

Author: Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, Warren Bird Narrator: Rob Lamont, Zondervan Publishing Release Date: April 2009

Fueled by a desire to reach people for Christ, a revolution is underway. Churches are growing beyond the limitations of a single service in one building. Expanding the traditional model, they are embracing the concept of one church with more than one site: multiple congregations sharing a common vision, budget, leadership, and board. Drawing from the examples of churches nationwide, The Multi-Site Church Revolution shows what healthy multi-site churches look like and what motivates congregations to make the change. Discover how your church can: * cast a vision for change * ensure a successful DNA transfer (vision and core values) to its new site * develop new leaders * fund new sites * adapt to structure and staffing change * use technology to support your worship services you'll identify the reasons churches succeed and how they overcome common snags. The Multi-Site Church Revolution offers guidance, insights, and specific action steps as well as appendixes with practical leadership resources and self-diagnostic tools. 'I wholeheartedly recommend this book for any pastor or church leader who needs to know the pertinent issues, tested solutions, and real examples of multi-site strategies that are currently being deployed around the world.' ---Ed Young, senior pastor, Fellowship Church 'The authors have done their homework. They have firsthand knowledge of the successes and failures of this movement, having been networking with and facilitating dialogue among churches across the country for years.' ---Max Lucado, senior minister, Oak Hills Church 'Look no further than this book to propel your ministry to Ephesians 3:20 proportions: exceeding abundantly above all that you could ever ask or think!' ---Randy and Paula White, senior pastors, Without Walls International Church This book is part of the Leadership Network Innovation Series.

Show more
The Emotionally Healthy Church: A Strategy for Discipleship That Actually Changes Lives Audiobook

The Emotionally Healthy Church: A Strategy for Discipleship That Actually Changes Lives

Author: Peter Scazzero, Warren Bird Narrator: Steven Grimsley, Tom Casaletto Release Date: August 2008

The Emotionally Healthy Church, Expanded Edition, the newly updated and expanded edition of the groundbreaking bestseller The Emotionally Healthy Church, features a fuller, deeper look at the six principles contained in the original and includes a crucial, additional chapter: Slow Down to Lead with Integrity. New Life Fellowship in Queens, New York, had it all: powerful teaching, dynamic ministries, an impressive growth rate, and a vision to do great works for God. Things looked good-but beneath the surface, circumstances were more than just brewing. They were about to boil over, forcing Peter Scazzero to confront needs in his church and himself that went deeper than he'd ever imagined. What he learned about the vital link between emotional health, relational depth, and spiritual maturity can shed new light on painful problems in your own church. In this revised and expanded edition of his Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Scazzero shares refreshing new insights and a different and challenging slant on what it takes to lead your congregation to wholeness and maturity in Christ. Our churches are in trouble, says Scazzero. They are filled with people who are: • unsure how to biblically integrate anger, sadness, and other emotions • defensive, incapable of revealing their weaknesses • threatened by or intolerant of different viewpoints • zealous about ministering at church but blind to their spouses' loneliness at home • so involved in "serving" that they fail to take care of themselves • prone to withdraw from conflict rather than resolve it Sharing from New Life Fellowship's painful but liberating journey, Scazzero reveals exactly how the truth can and does make you free-not just superficially, but deep down. This expanded edition of The Emotionally Healthy Church not only takes the original six principles further and deeper, but also adds a seventh crucial principle. You'll acquire knowledge and tools that can help you and others: • look beneath the surface of problems • break the power of past wounds, failures, sins, and circumstances • live a life of brokenness and vulnerability • recognize and honor personal limitations and boundaries • embrace grief and loss • make incarnation your model to love others • slow down to lead with integrity This new edition shares powerful insights on how contemplative spirituality can help you and your church slow down-an integral key to spiritual and emotional health. The Emotionally Healthy Church, Expanded Edition includes story after story of people at New Life whose lives have been changed by the concepts in this book. Open these pages and find out how your church can turn a new corner on the road to spiritual maturity.

Show more